Canada’s Supreme Court upholds law to prohibit genetic discrimination

In May 2017, a law was passed in the Canadian Parliament to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination: the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA). The Quebec government challenged the act, calling it unconstitutional because it infringed on the regulation of the insurance industry, which is regulated by provincial governments. Although the Quebec Court of Appeals ruled in favour of the Quebec government, that ruling was challenged by

UV Safety Awareness Month

July marks National UV Safety Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading the word on how people can enjoy themselves safely under the sun. Continue reading to learn more about what ultraviolet rays are, how they can affect us, and how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones. The sun releases two kinds of ultraviolet radiation that affect our skin; ultraviolet A (UVA) and

CCSN’s second Alberta All-party Cancer Caucus, October 29, 2019 Rehabilitation for lymphedema: Fact or fiction?

Studies on gaps in cancer rehabilitation services for survivors show that it is a nationwide problem, which is why Jackie Manthorne, CCSN‘s President & CEO and Alex Wyatt, CCSN’s Public Policy Coordinator, travelled across the country to Alberta to host CCSN’s second All-party Cancer Caucus meeting in Edmonton on October 29 on the topic of lymphedema. Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive inflammatory disease commonly caused by cancer treatments that damage the lymphatic system.

Get Vaccinated for Measles!

By Marina Canalejo, Public Policy Assistant, Canadian Cancer Survivor NetworkEdited by Jacqueline Thurston, Communications and Social Media Assistant A new series of worldwide outbreaks has seen the return of a serious and deadly infectious disease: measles. Measles is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted through the air or through direct contact with someone who is infected. Complications such as pneumonia, dehydration, and acute encephalitis

CCSN Questionnaires are Available for Prostate Cancer Patients and Caregivers

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network currently has two feedback opportunities for prostate cancer patients and caregivers. Please read below for more information. If you qualify to take these surveys, we would appreciate you taking a few minutes to do so. If you have any questions, please contact Allison at communications@survivornet.ca. Prostate Cancer Patient/Survivor/Caregiver Questionnaire All patients, survivors and caregivers who have faced or are facing